Re: GUIs exist for two purposes
1. Run up IDE of choice.
2. Run up multiple terminal windows.
Cross out 1 if your IDE is Vi.
546 posts • joined 24 Jun 2009
1. Run up IDE of choice.
2. Run up multiple terminal windows.
Cross out 1 if your IDE is Vi.
- May wins by a landslide and the country is no longer hostage to the Tory lunatic fringe: Win.
- While Corbyn is tested in the crucible of reality and found wanting: Win.
- Alternatively, a resurgent Liberal party blunts May (or even denies her an outright majority): Win.
- Alternatively, Labour extricates itself from its current, painful Yoga* position and actually achieves something: Win.
* Translated from the original Hindi, the technique translates, roughly, as the La La La I'm Not Listening posture, and involves the expert practitioner bending over backwards and inserting their head into their own bottom. The current Labour leadership are all experts at getting themselves into this position.
"Throw some MOAB's on their effin HQs, problem solved"
I think just the one will be pretty emphatic :-/.
Had to do no end of hacking (engineering menus) just to get it to connect to a couple of data networks, in Africa, last year. These were situations where the Nexus and iPhone just worked. Reading around the issue, it looks Cyanogen related.
And the odd Lightroom catalogue.
Just make a bloody PC that happens to run OSX (or whatever they're calling it this week). The current Mac Pro was actually reasonable(ish) value when it arrived, but given the direction Apple is going, I do wonder what the point is unless you're heavily dependent on Apple only applications.
Especially the second video embedded into the article. I watched Rogue One over Christmas, and thought the Death Star was the real star of the film. Somehow made more real, and menacing than in the original film. That second video more impressive than Disney's special effects!
As long as the guidance doesn't stretch to personal accounts (which should always come with the caveat "my views are my own").
One of those four by fours I see around Africa, from time to time, usually with a large gun mounted.
I'm sure the headline writer could make more money working for the Sun....
And it's even worse if you've not had the damned thing switched on for a while. I recently got back from a 12 week business trip, where there wasn't room in the hand luggage for the Surface. It took two days to get the damned thing right. It wouldn't even connect to my home WiFi, initially (fixed by manually configuring the IP settings). The Mac, OTOH (and I hate to write this*) just worked.
* Because everyone who owns a Mac knows they have problems of their own.
It's not a cloud! It's someone else's computer*.
* And it can break.
"Isn't the selling point of all this cloudy stuff that it does not go down???????"
Not without multiple levels of geographic redundancy. It's hugely expensive for an event that might only happen once every few years. Those dumb pipes known as the carriers have it in spades*. The likes of Amazon and Google, no so much. I like carriers (from a technical perspective).
* Even for voice mail, and no one uses that.
Likewise, I don't buy the the idea that the country will fall apart without cheap Labour. As I see it, we have more than one type of Brexiter. Now this isn't exhaustive, but we do have:
- Tbe money: Will continue to benefit from all the cheap labour it wants.
- The poor and left behind: The newly minted cheap labour.
Then we have Reg readers who might not have voted leave, but will probably get bit richer from the IT fallout. This could be bigger than Y2K.
To make its own submarines*, and it mostly boils down to the governments of Blair and then Brown**.
* And aircraft carriers, nuclear reactors and actual aircraft. Compared to the French, it all looks a tad pathetic.
** And I wrote that at someone who never voted for/kissed a sodding Tory BTW.
But the water in Dallas is pretty dire (something to do with algae in the lakes). Safe to cook with, but I wouldn't even use it for tea or coffee.
"So what happens if you lose your ticket? Off to the court you go, you horrible criminal ticket-loser?"
My rough understanding.... The fine comes with a threat of criminal proceedings. Pay up, and it is treated as a private matter; you don't have to plead guilty to anything. Manchester Metrolink even offers a discount for swift payment of fine. I agree, it can be unreasonable, and the otherwise friendly inspectors operate on the principle that mercy is for the weak, but at least there's a clear enough line.
And I'm sad to see Android Wear hasn't been some sort of success. I guess it will have to join MSX computers and Olympus DSLRs* among many other failed things I've bet on over the years.
* Just the DSLRs though - since they started with the whole mirrorless thing, they seem quite a safe bet these days.
It's not too much, but I'm a little disappointed. I like Lightroom, so could conceivably move to a perpetual licence (assuming Adobe still offer this). I like Photoshop, but rarely do much with it. I could, I suppose, move to something else*. OTOH, it's just a couple of extra quid each month.... I'll continue to ponder.
* Polite warning to any El Reg nerd who recommends GIMP: I have a very particular set of skills....
The FSB will be wanting their asset back.
BT's ADSL2 product is cheaper than Infinity 2. I'm not normally litigious, but this might be a good enough reason to get all lawyerd up.
But even by vegan standards, I think the issue is more than a little overblown. The Unicorn vegan collective, in my neck of the woods, has even had to clarify that they absolutely will take the new five pound note. The really odd thing? They also have vegans in Australia, where they make all their notes the same way! Not so much of a fuss kicked up down under!
But in the long term perhaps some sort of paying for how you watch OTT services might come into play. This could be driven either by the OTT services themselves, or by the network. From the network end, I've seen this on visits to Africa already. Consider Zimbabwe:
- I can buy a prepaid SIM card on arrival at Harare Airport, load this with some money, and buy a data package (typically USD 30 for 1Gb for one month - data is generally expensive in Africa).
- This is all well and good, but what cash strapped locals do is buy a smaller allowance, and then buy packages of unlimited services they want (typically unlimited WhatsApp, which is big in Africal, but also Facebook, Twitter).
In the longer term, I can see this trend happening with OTT services. Of course, if 5G radio brings us sufficiently close to wired, we might also see networks deciding they don't have to invest in a lot of expensive equipment for data metering, content billing and so on. I think the latter possibility is rather unlikely.
A lot of physicists, who never got invited to those sorts of parties, read El Reg.
The latest MacBook pro didn't leave me at all disappointed with the decision. That said, my 2011 MacBook Air still runs fine, so the inability to upgrade the hardware has only been a minor problem for me. Come to think of it, the only reason I upgraded at all is really the retina display, for editing photos on the move, and extra memory (and oomph) when running more than one VM.
I honestly don't see any good choices when buying a new laptop at the moment. Windows 10 is still not, IMHO, a finished product. Apple has definitely lost its shine. Linux*, meanwhile, is not good for photo editing**.
* Did consider a workstation class laptop, running some flavour of Linux, for portable geekery.
** No, I'm not learning the atrocious bloody GIMP!
Presumably some of Russia's best engineering talent is on Linkedin?
It seems unlikely it will lead to Judgement Day, but it may well develop the personality of a snooty Parisian waiter who responds to all your attempts, at speaking French, in English.
(British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)
To hedge against price rises. To be fair to the price rises, they've not happened as quickly as I thought they would, which, worryingly, is probably a good indication I have the economic literacy of an average Brexitard....
Had the issue been purely algorithmic, I think the pound would be back up a little by now. Perhaps the algorithms were pretty well aligned with market sentiment?
Love the headlines on the strength of the FTSE, which the Brexiteers prefer to focus on (valued, of course, in a currency that is worth less than yesterday)...
Now there's a name I've not heard in years. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw a Fujitsu PC. That they're still in the market at all comes as a surprise....
On the whole, more code = more bugs, so perhaps the overall feeling is justified. I think OSX peaked, in terms of reliability, at Snow Leopard. Upgrading from that, to Lion, on my first (white) MacBook proved to be a big mistake. I find El Capitan mostly fine, but don't like the overall look of the thing (the UI tweaks do IMHO suck).
With any law? Not just computer misuse? Send a threatening snail mail to someone in the US, threatening to break their legs, and I expect a request for extradition would probably offend.
The post is required, and must contain letters.
Apparently, we had neither of those, and Europe was to blame. And we have the Conservatives. They're the sensible party of stability. Looking at the NHS, for example, we know we can trust the Conservatives and their solid, sensible approach to management. We can trust the Conservatives. They're the sensible party that doesn't piss money on vanity projects. Everything's good. Finally, the good people of Britian found someone to blame. The future is bright.
<square_eyes>I had a mad catch-up night, on Amazon Prime Video, last night,</square_eyes> so BT certainly seemed ok in little bit of Little Britain.
Always have a backup handy!
"Looking through the comments in response you find a Flat Earther."
I prefer to call them the fifty two percenters....
The basic longevity of the kit it sells is becoming a problem for Apple. My five year old, 13" MacBook Air works absolutely fine. In fact, since Mavericks, it wakes up from sleep faster than it did the day I bought it. I've never had to format and start from scratch. I can't say that about any PC I've owned. My first iPad was the iPad 2. My second? The iPad Air 2. There was simply no need to upgrade in-between.
That said, Apple has made some crazy decisions. They murdered Aperture (and that hurt). Worse still, they replaced with with photos (hello Adobe :-( and your lovely subscription model). They butchered the OSX UI in El Capitan (no, it doesn't need to be all flat). Come to think of it, OSX has never been quite the same since Snow Leopard. There's the pro level laptop that can't be upgraded. They tried really quite hard to make an enemy of every professional user of Final Cut Pro (some of whom have loud voices). How long did it take them to admit a bigger iPhone might be a good idea? And Apple Music did't exactly "just work" from launch (especially if you were trying to get it to work like multiple accounts, on the family plan - I gave up).
Plenty of opportunities outside of the U.K., and a long way from HMRC.
I'm guessing it's the new formal methods (anyone remember the joys of Z)? Everyone will do a bit, as part of their comp-sci or physics degree, but few will ever play with it as part of the job. It will be interesting to see who ends up doing this kind of work. I assume a physics background is more likely (at least until tools are created to dumb it all down).
My understanding: Uber drivers really can clock on and off as the please. On the other hand, outfits like Hermes want to provide Uber's T&Cs while still treating their "partners" like employees. Since common law tends to call a spade a spade, I think there are better test cases.
"Well there's a space going free now."
But only 1GB. 1GB is chickenshit these days.
"With that few aircraft I'd have called it a flight, myself – two or more flights to a sqn, two or more sqns to a wg, etc etc - but in these straightened times the entire RAF would only just comprise a WW2 group, in terms of aircraft numbers."
That's an implication I'd missed... So they spent Brazilians on these massive ships but the air group isn't going to be a great deal bigger than the carriers they replace?
"What would that be? We've reclaimed our sovereignty today. What did you do before breakfast?"
Hmmm.... So the other side thought "sovereignty" is more important than the economy? Never mind; the experts will be along soon enough.
"except Florida where we have 100% stupid."
Spelling really should be aligned with pronunciation - Flo-rih-DUH.
And other states where such an act would get you a bullet....
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